George Washington Too Much for Howard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - George Washington outscored Howard, 7-0, in a non-conference women's tennis matchup Sunday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Tennis Courts.
A wild back and forth match at No. 5 and No. 6 singles and a close loss at third doubles highlighted what was otherwise a difficult day for the HU women's tennis team.
Whitney Ambush took Madhuri Jha to the wire at No. 5 singles, before eventually falling. After losing 6-4 in the first set, Ambush battled back to win the second set 7-6 (6-0), forcing a third and final set. Jha narrowly escaped with a 1-0 (5-0) victory in the final set.
At No. 6 singles, Michele Style defeated Jordan Shaw in a touch matchup, 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (7-0). Aja Wright and Jasmine Smith fell at No. 1 and No. 2 and Michele Gee dropped a 6-2, 6-2 match at No. 3. Alyssa Works fell 6-4, 6-0 at the No. 4 spot.
In doubles action, Style and Tracy Stecko took down Smith and Gee, 9-8 (3-0) in a tough matchup at No. 3. At first doubles, Nadia Demidenko and Verena Knoedler teamed up to defeat Wright and Works while Courtney Dorsey and Laura Marin fell 8-6 to Jha and Jennifer Hirsh.
Howard (4-6) returns to action tomorrow with a pair of MEAC matchups against Maryland Eastern Shore and Delaware State at Princess Anne, Md.